Cloud

VMware’s big-ticket shopping spree sharpens focus on Kubernetes and cybersecurity

When he was head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots in the 1990s, Bill Parcells was once asked if he thought he should be involved in acquiring players for his team. “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries,” Parcells said. …

VMware’s big-ticket shopping spree sharpens focus on Kubernetes and cybersecurity Read More »

VMware and Nvidia partner to simplify virtualised GPUs

Nvidia announced its new enterprise software product, vComputeServer, which has been developed and optimised for use with VMware’s vSphere. Last week, VMware announced its intention to acquire Carbon Black and Pivotal, in a massive deal that will expand the company’s SaaS offerings, while enhancing its ability to enable digital transformation for customers. Before the dust …

VMware and Nvidia partner to simplify virtualised GPUs Read More »

At VMworld, VMware announces a hybrid cloud product blitz for partners

VMware Inc. will kick off its annual VMworld conference in San Francisco today with a slew of announcements aimed at positioning itself as the company everyone wants to partner with for hybrid cloud management. In addition to new versions of its operations and automation suites for hybrid cloud, the company will deepen its integration with server …

At VMworld, VMware announces a hybrid cloud product blitz for partners Read More »

Canalys: Baidu passes Google to become No. 2 smart speaker company

Baidu is now the No. 2 two smart speaker company globally in terms of shipments, according to a new report from Canalys. The Chinese technology giant entered the affordable smart speaker market last June when it launched the 249 yuan ($39) Xiaodu, having ditched an earlier high-end smart speaker called Raven-H, which cost around 7 …

Canalys: Baidu passes Google to become No. 2 smart speaker company Read More »

VMware goes on a shopping spree, scoops up Carbon Black and Pivotal for a combined $4.8B

It’s a pivotal moment for VMware Inc., which announced the acquisition of security company Carbon Black and cloud application platform Pivotal Software Aug. 22. The acquisition of Carbon Black, worth $2.1 billion, combined with the $2.7 billion purchase of Pivotal, address major priorities for the company, according to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger: building modern, enterprise-grade …

VMware goes on a shopping spree, scoops up Carbon Black and Pivotal for a combined $4.8B Read More »

VMware acquires Pivotal and Carbon Black for nearly $5 billion

(Reuters) — VMware said on Thursday it bought two software companies in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, looking to expand the range of products and services it offers to its corporate clients. In a deal brokered by Dell Technologies, VMware bought Pivotal Software for $2.7 billion. Dell is a controlling stakeholder in both …

VMware acquires Pivotal and Carbon Black for nearly $5 billion Read More »